Herman Boyd Davis

November 27, 1930 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 89)


HERMAN BOYD DAVIS, age 89 of Englewod, Tenn. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, He was a son of the late Robert F. and Vesta Rowland Davis and preceded in death by Son and Daughter-in-law: Ronald Boyd and Trish Fritts Davis, Grandson: David Andrew Davis, Sister: Juanita Davis and Brother: Ralph Davis.

Boyd was an active member at Wildwood Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, RA Leader and served on many committees. Boyd retired from Bowater after 38 years and served in the U. S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed traveling, camping, and was an avid bowler. He loved to fish and he also loved rabbit hunting every Saturday with his two brothers-in-law Hershel Sherlin and Joe Pardue whether it was in rain, sleet, or snow. 

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 65 years, Wilma Rogers Davis of Englewood, Tenn.,
  • Three sons and daughters-in-law: Richard and Gail Davis of Athens, Tenn., Russell and Kim Davis of Ten Mile, Tenn., Robert and Tanya Davis of Englewood, Tenn.,
  • Grandchildren: Dustin and Priscilla Davis, Zack and Brittany Davis, Shea and Nathan Moses, Zoee and Paul Lawson, Emma and Dalton Croft, Daelyn Waldroup,
  • Great Grandchildren: Faith Marie Davis, Hadleigh Willow Davis and Embry Elizabeth Davis.
  • Five Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Harold Davis of Athens, Tenn., Tommy and Gayle Davis of Athens, Tenn., Gene Davis of Athens, Tenn., Glenn and Linda Davis of Cleveland, Tenn., Jim and Bobbie Davis of Clemson, S. C. F
  • Four Sisters and brothers-in-law: Margaret and Joe Pardue of Cleveland, Tenn. Betty and Pat Torbett of Athens, Tenn., Trula and Ray Patterson of Athens, Tenn., and Ruth and Sherman Patterson of Farragut, Tn.
  • Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Wildwood Baptist Church with Dr.. Bill Vest officiating.

Entombment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens with Zack Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Dustin Davis, Nathan Moses, Paul Lawson, Dalton Croft, Travis Barnett, and William Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Wildwood Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Youth Fund and/or Golden Nuggets of Wildwood Baptist Church, 1045 Hwy 39E, Englewood, Tenn. 37329.

Condolences may be sent to   

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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February 8, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wildwood Baptist Church
1045 39E
Englewood, TN 37329

Funeral Service
February 8, 2020

2:00 PM
Wildwood Baptist Church
1045 39E
Englewood, TN 37329

February 8, 2020

3:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303


Wildwood Baptist Church Golden Nuggets
1045 39E, Englewood TN 37329

Wildwood Baptist Church Youth Fund
1045 39E, Englewood TN 37329

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